The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 95 107 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.66% 21.49% 16.44%
As % of the Vendors category 40.95% 48.64% 39.90%
Number of salaries quoted 90 72 79
Average salary £30,459 £37,865 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.56% +16.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £22,050 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,596 £59,750 £45,100
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Microsoft
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
232 220 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 45.58% 44.18% 41.19%
Number of salaries quoted 198 171 189
Average salary £30,459 £36,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.39% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £23,150 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +8 21 £22,500 -55.00% 5
Blackburn -5 17 £35,000 -8.44% 5
Preston -2 14 £25,961 -20.12% 2
Chorley -4 7 £17,500 -34.57% 3
Burnley +12 2 £25,000 -37.50%
Skelmersdale 0 2 £33,750 -20.58%
Accrington -3 1 £40,000 +70.21% 1
Lytham St Annes -3 1 - -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 96 (55.49%) SQL Server
2 77 (44.51%) .NET
3 66 (38.15%) SQL
4 59 (34.10%) ASP.NET
5 58 (33.53%) C#
6 53 (30.64%) MS Excel
7 51 (29.48%) Windows
8 41 (23.70%) SharePoint
9 39 (22.54%) MVC
10 38 (21.97%) Agile Software Development
11 36 (20.81%) HTML
12 35 (20.23%) CSS
12 35 (20.23%) MS Office
12 35 (20.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 34 (19.65%) JavaScript
14 32 (18.50%) Business Intelligence
15 30 (17.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 30 (17.34%) Visual Studio
15 30 (17.34%) Data Warehouse
16 26 (15.03%) Team Foundation Server
17 25 (14.45%) Active Directory
18 23 (13.29%) VMware
18 23 (13.29%) Firewall
18 23 (13.29%) ASP.NET MVC
19 22 (12.72%) WCF
20 21 (12.14%) Relational Database
21 20 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
21 20 (11.56%) Windows Server 2008
21 20 (11.56%) SQL Server 2008
21 20 (11.56%) Data Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 41 (23.70%) SharePoint
2 19 (10.98%) MS Exchange
3 17 (9.83%) IIS
4 16 (9.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (2.89%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (2.89%) Apache
6 4 (2.31%) Node.js
7 3 (1.73%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.73%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.58%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 53 (30.64%) MS Excel
2 35 (20.23%) MS Office
3 15 (8.67%) PowerPivot
4 10 (5.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (2.89%) Acrobat
5 5 (2.89%) Photoshop
5 5 (2.89%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (2.89%) InDesign
6 4 (2.31%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.58%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (5.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.73%) Sage CRM
2 3 (1.73%) Line 500
3 2 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.58%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.05%) Office 365
2 4 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.16%) Mimecast
3 2 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.29%) Firewall
2 13 (7.51%) SAN
3 12 (6.94%) TCP/IP
4 10 (5.78%) VPN
5 8 (4.62%) LAN
6 7 (4.05%) MPLS
6 7 (4.05%) ADSL
7 6 (3.47%) WAN
7 6 (3.47%) Ethernet
7 6 (3.47%) Intranet
7 6 (3.47%) DNS
8 5 (2.89%) Internet
9 4 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (2.31%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (2.31%) NAS
9 4 (2.31%) Network Security
10 3 (1.73%) DSL
10 3 (1.73%) Broadband
11 2 (1.16%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (55.49%) SQL Server
2 35 (20.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 30 (17.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (17.34%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (12.14%) Relational Database
5 20 (11.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (9.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (8.67%) Microsoft Power View
7 15 (8.67%) RDBMS
8 14 (8.09%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (4.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (3.47%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (3.47%) Oracle Database
11 4 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (2.31%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (2.31%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.58%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 30 (17.34%) Visual Studio
2 26 (15.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (11.56%) Subversion
4 15 (8.67%) Git (software)
5 13 (7.51%) Rhino Mocks
5 13 (7.51%) NUnit
6 12 (6.94%) MSTest
6 12 (6.94%) Moq
7 5 (2.89%) Dreamweaver
8 2 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.58%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.58%) FireMonkey
9 1 (0.58%) WinRunner
9 1 (0.58%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.58%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.58%) Selenium
9 1 (0.58%) Bugzilla
General
1 17 (9.83%) Finance
2 11 (6.36%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.47%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.89%) Marketing
4 5 (2.89%) Back Office
5 4 (2.31%) Law
6 2 (1.16%) Advertising
6 2 (1.16%) Retail
7 1 (0.58%) Avionics
7 1 (0.58%) Military
7 1 (0.58%) Games
7 1 (0.58%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 86 (49.71%) Developer
2 32 (18.50%) .NET Developer
3 18 (10.40%) Analyst
3 18 (10.40%) C# Developer
4 15 (8.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 13 (7.51%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (7.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (6.36%) Systems Engineer
6 11 (6.36%) Software Developer
7 10 (5.78%) Support Engineer
7 10 (5.78%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 6 (3.47%) SQL Developer
8 6 (3.47%) C# Web Developer
8 6 (3.47%) DBA
8 6 (3.47%) Junior
8 6 (3.47%) Web Developer
9 5 (2.89%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (2.89%) .NET Software Developer
9 5 (2.89%) DBA Manager
9 5 (2.89%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (44.51%) .NET
2 59 (34.10%) ASP.NET
3 36 (20.81%) HTML
4 35 (20.23%) CSS
5 23 (13.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 22 (12.72%) WCF
7 16 (9.25%) XML
8 15 (8.67%) jQuery
8 15 (8.67%) .NET Framework
9 13 (7.51%) HTML5
9 13 (7.51%) Castle Windsor
9 13 (7.51%) AngularJS
10 12 (6.94%) Spring.NET
10 12 (6.94%) Unity DI Container
10 12 (6.94%) Ninject
11 10 (5.78%) Web Services
11 10 (5.78%) CSS3
12 7 (4.05%) SOAP
13 6 (3.47%) MDX
14 4 (2.31%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.94%) Management Information System
2 12 (6.94%) Inversion of Control
3 10 (5.78%) NHS
3 10 (5.78%) Data Structures
4 9 (5.20%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.47%) Replication
5 6 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.89%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.31%) Statistics
7 4 (2.31%) Life Science
7 4 (2.31%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.16%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.16%) iPad
8 2 (1.16%) iPhone
8 2 (1.16%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.58%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 51 (29.48%) Windows
2 20 (11.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (7.51%) Windows 7
4 12 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (6.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (5.78%) Windows XP
7 8 (4.62%) Solaris
7 8 (4.62%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.47%) UNIX
9 5 (2.89%) Linux
10 3 (1.73%) Android
10 3 (1.73%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.58%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (22.54%) MVC
2 38 (21.97%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (18.50%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (11.56%) Data Management
5 16 (9.25%) Data Modelling
5 16 (9.25%) Web Application Development
6 15 (8.67%) ETL
6 15 (8.67%) TDD
6 15 (8.67%) Scrum
7 13 (7.51%) SDLC
7 13 (7.51%) Kanban
8 12 (6.94%) ERP
8 12 (6.94%) CRM
8 12 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (6.94%) Dependency Injection
9 11 (6.36%) ITIL
10 9 (5.20%) Web Development
11 8 (4.62%) Software Engineering
11 8 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (4.05%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 66 (38.15%) SQL
2 58 (33.53%) C#
3 34 (19.65%) JavaScript
4 15 (8.67%) VB.NET
5 14 (8.09%) T-SQL
6 9 (5.20%) VB
7 6 (3.47%) VBA
7 6 (3.47%) PHP
7 6 (3.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 5 (2.89%) VB6
9 4 (2.31%) C
9 4 (2.31%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.73%) VBScript
10 3 (1.73%) Java
11 1 (0.58%) R
11 1 (0.58%) Ada
11 1 (0.58%) C++
11 1 (0.58%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 18 (10.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (9.83%) Degree
3 6 (3.47%) MCP
3 6 (3.47%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.89%) MCSE
5 4 (2.31%) MCITP
5 4 (2.31%) MCTS
6 2 (1.16%) HND
6 2 (1.16%) ISEB
7 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.58%) CCNP
7 1 (0.58%) CCNA
7 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.58%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.58%) PhD
7 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.31%) SLA
2 2 (1.16%) QA
2 2 (1.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (14.45%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.20%) vSphere
4 8 (4.62%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.89%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (2.31%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (2.31%) SCCM
2 2 (1.16%) WSUS
2 2 (1.16%) SCDPM
2 2 (1.16%) SCOM
3 1 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (13.29%) VMware
2 20 (11.56%) Cisco
3 15 (8.67%) Tableau
4 14 (8.09%) Oracle
5 11 (6.36%) Citrix
5 11 (6.36%) HP
6 8 (4.62%) Juniper
7 6 (3.47%) McAfee
7 6 (3.47%) Adobe
8 4 (2.31%) NetApp
8 4 (2.31%) Avaya
8 4 (2.31%) SonicWALL
9 3 (1.73%) Sage
10 2 (1.16%) Capita
10 2 (1.16%) WatchGuard
10 2 (1.16%) Sophos
10 2 (1.16%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.16%) Sun
10 2 (1.16%) Dell
11 1 (0.58%) Infor
Blackburn
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackburn
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Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, holidays
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
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Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Blackburn
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Blackpool
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Salary: £11000 - £30000 per annum
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Blackburn
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Preston
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Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Chorley
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Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
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Computer Sciences Corporation
Posted: 17 days ago
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Preston
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Salary: competitive
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £39632.00 - £47559.00 per annum + Benefits
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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Lancashire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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Lancashire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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